Anglicare WA urges people to make warm gesture and donate blankets


Kelly-Anne Rhodes and Jacqui Kidman of Purslowe Funerals in Midland.                                 d469108
Anglicare WA urges people to make warm gesture and donate blankets
Kelly-Anne Rhodes and Jacqui Kidman of Purslowe Funerals in Midland. d469108

PEOPLE are being urged to warm up the streets and donate blankets for those sleeping rough in the colder months.

Spare blankets can be taken to Midland’s Purslowe Funerals for the appeal until the end of June, with Anglicare WA to distribute them.

Purslowe Funerals’ Luke Gregory said the appeal was a way to help those less fortunate.

“As the nights get colder during the harsh winter months, many disadvantaged and homeless Australians are living without winter essentials,” Mr Gregory said.

“Having a comfortable and cosy blanket to keep you warm at night is unfortunately a luxury many people are unable to afford.”

He said 2700 blankets were collected nationally last year and this winter they hoped to gather even more.

Anglicare WA spokesman Carrick Robinson said with so many people in need, every spare blanket counted.

“The initiative really puts homelessness on the agenda of local communities and highlights the value of people coming together to support a good cause,” Mr Robinson said.

Purslowe Funerals is at 239 Great Eastern Highway.

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